Taj Mahal Premium Lager | United Breweries - UB Group

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Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2002

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Ranking:
#46,489
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
493
pDev:
24.33%
Bros Score:
2.18
 
 
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Photo of JamesLeung
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jkblr
3.68/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650mL bottled November 2017 (6 months ago) poured into a nonic imperial pint glass at fridge temp 4.5% ABV. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with nearly white head. Retention and lacing are above AAL average in the nucleated glass. The aroma is fairly pungent for the style with some corn and grassy hops. The taste is fairly nuetral with some pils malt, grassy hops and a yeasty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated and somewhat dry in the finish. There is some bitter oily residual after the swallow that, while not great, is not completely unpleasant. Overall, good (for a 6 month old AAL imported from India).

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Photo of Callednumbers
2.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.36/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nass
3.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I dig the Taj Mahal artwork that they put on the label, but I don't dig that there is NO best by date anywhere on the bottle to speak of. Enough chit chat! let's see how this Indian lager tastes. I am not getting any off flavors or cheap adjunct taste, but it is also is has not very flavorful either. It's your run of the mill type of pale lager. It is cheap & easy to knock back a few. Cheers! B- (80-84) score range

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Photo of pkalix
3.02/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SirGunther
2/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
2.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rypkr
3.97/5  rDev +51%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought this to tick a beer from india. Drank and it concluded better than most per style from America.

It's very metallic and remiscent of old milwaukee.

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Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled in 8/2017. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, corn, rice, white bread dough, and light herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit fruity/yeasty aromas, but not overwhelming. Solid and pleasant aromas with pale malt/grains and mild earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, rice, white bread dough, and light herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, rice, white bread dough, and light herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/grains and mild earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin but not watery. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a solid pale adjunct lager. All around good robustness of pale malt/grains and mild earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the minimally bitter/drying finish. Clean pils malt/grains and mild earthy hop balance. Inoffensive and not a whole lot of character, but well made and I enjoyed it. No real off flavors to speak of.

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Photo of Cylinsier
2.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

650 ml

Pours a champagne golden, white fizz for a head.

Smells of crisp rice and barley, hint of dry hop.

Tastes of crisp barley malt, cereal and corn.

Light body, stinging carbonation.

It's not something you drink for the sake of the beer. Very cold, this really is a great companion to Indian cuisine.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.82/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Niceroad77
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.25/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.43/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
2.98/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From the 650 ml. bottle with an 11/17 bottling date. Sampled on January 27, 2018.

It pours a clear and bright yellow color with a fizzy white head that lingers and laces a little. Good clarity.

The aroma brings out a malt sensation and a white bread character. But the main thing I get after that is grassy hops and a kind of cardboard sensation. Maybe rice.

Thin/light body but definitely creamy.

The taste is bready and sweet for the most part. A mildly dry finish that does not linger. Sweetness defines the taste from start to finish actually. I expect the beer drinking citizens of India would like this because it is somewhat refreshing and easy to drink (or get drunk on).

Will I have it a second time? No! And that is not only because it is difficult for me to find. It didn't blow me away.

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2.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A clean, crisp AAL. Not too grainy, not metallic, well done for what it is. Clear yellow, light, faint malty sweetness, slight grassy hop bitterness, no aftertaste.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
2.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +90.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zazzi82
2.47/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tucquan
2.72/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Had this on 2017-09-26 in Warrenville, IL at Masala Indian restaurant.

A - Clear straw gold with a short white head and light lace

S - Very mild biscuit and not much else

T - Bread, honey, light lemon and grassy spice. More flavor than I expected from the aroma. Very sweet No perceptible bitterness.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

O - Appropriate for my South Indian birthday dinner but I wouldn't seek it out otherwise.

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Taj Mahal Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
Beer rating: 2.63 out of 5 with 493 ratings